US Patent No: 7,794,386

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Methods for facilitating weight loss

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Abstract

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The present invention provides methods for facilitating weight loss in a patient. In some embodiments, the methods comprise the steps of locally administering a botulinum toxin to a stomach tissue of an obese patient, and deploying a gastric band around the stomach of the patient.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ALLERGAN, INC.IRVINE, CA1414

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brooks, Gregory F Irvine, US 29 302

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
5,427,291 Ski carrier and method employing same 24 1993
6,299,893 Method to reduce hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth 76 2000
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
2004/0122,452 Obesity treatment tools and methods 156 2003
 
ALLERGAN PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS (IRELAND) LIMITED (1)
6,063,768 Application of botulinum toxin to the management of neurogenic inflammatory disorders 142 1997
 
Endovx, Inc. (1)
* 2006/0015,151 Method of using endoscopic truncal vagoscopy with gastric bypass, gastric banding and other procedures 63 2005
 
MIOTOX, LLC (2)
5,670,484 Method for treatment of skin lesions associated with cutaneous cell-proliferative disorders 106 1995
5,714,468 Method for reduction of migraine headache pain 164 1996
 
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (2)
2004/0037,865 Obesity controlling method 102 2003
2004/0009,224 Obesity controlling method 68 2003
 
CEREVAST THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
6,579,847 Method and apparatus for vascular neuromuscular blockade 15 2000
 
SYNTAXIN LIMITED (1)
5,989,545 Clostridial toxin derivatives able to modify peripheral sensory afferent functions 255 1998
 
RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (1)
5,766,605 Treatment of autonomic nerve dysfunction with botulinum toxin 231 1994
 
ALLERGAN, INC. (18)
5,437,291 Method for treating gastrointestinal muscle disorders and other smooth muscle dysfunction 245 1993
6,395,277 Method and compositions for the treatment of cerebral palsy 41 1994
5,674,205 Device for treating gastrointestinal muscle disorders and other smooth muscle dysfunction 95 1995
6,113,915 Methods for treating pain 99 1999
6,265,379 Method for treating otic disorders 94 1999
6,139,845 Method for treating cancer with a neurotoxin 119 1999
6,143,306 Methods for treating pancreatic disorders 68 2000
6,365,164 Use of neurotoxin therapy for treatment of urologic and related disorders 61 2000
6,458,365 Method for treating headache 87 2000
6,358,513 Method for treating Hashimoto's thyroiditis 46 2000
6,464,986 Method for treating pain by peripheral administration of a neurotoxin 94 2000
6,312,708 Botulinum toxin implant 192 2000
6,423,319 Methods for treating muscle injuries 70 2000
6,328,977 Method for treating hyperparathyroidism 42 2000
6,767,544 Methods for treating cardiovascular diseases with botulinum toxin 55 2002
* 2004/0086,532 Botulinum toxin formulations for oral administration 10 2002
* 2004/0253,274 Use of a clostridial toxin to reduce appetite 33 2003
* 2008/0092,910 Apparatus and method for treating obesity using neurotoxins in conjunction with bariatric procedures 11 2006
 
Angiotech International AG (1)
* 2005/0175,703 Polymer compositions and methods for their use 87 2004
 
ALLERGAN SALES, INC. (1)
6,306,403 Method for treating parkinson's disease with a botulinum toxin 62 2000
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ROSLIN, MITCHELL STEVEN (1)
8,251,888 Artificial gastric valve 2 2006
 
ROSLIN, MITCHELL (1)
8,623,042 Artificial gastric valve 0 2010
 
APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (29)
8,236,023 Apparatus and method for volume adjustment of intragastric balloons 4 2004
8,900,117 Releasably-securable one-piece adjustable gastric band 0 2005
8,292,800 Implantable pump system 3 2009
8,317,677 Mechanical gastric band with cushions 4 2009
8,678,993 Remotely adjustable gastric banding system 1 2010
8,758,221 Source reservoir with potential energy for remotely adjustable gastric banding system 0 2010
8,840,541 Pressure sensing gastric banding system 0 2010
8,764,624 Inductively powered remotely adjustable gastric banding system 0 2010
9,028,394 Self-adjusting mechanical gastric band 0 2010
9,226,840 Magnetically coupled implantable pump system and method 0 2010
8,517,915 Remotely adjustable gastric banding system 0 2010
8,308,630 Hydraulic gastric band with collapsible reservoir 3 2010
8,382,780 Fatigue-resistant gastric banding device 0 2010
9,211,207 Power regulated implant 0 2010
8,377,081 Closure system for tubular organs 0 2010
8,698,373 Pare piezo power with energy recovery 0 2010
8,961,393 Gastric band devices and drive systems 0 2010
8,845,513 Remotely adjustable gastric banding device 0 2011
8,725,435 Syringe-based leak detection system 1 2011
8,939,888 Method and system for determining the pressure of a fluid in a syringe, an access port, a catheter, and a gastric band 0 2011
8,323,180 Hydraulic gastric band with collapsible reservoir 2 2011
8,905,915 Self-regulating gastric band with pressure data processing 0 2011
9,044,298 Self-adjusting gastric band 0 2011
8,876,694 Tube connector with a guiding tip 0 2011
8,961,394 Self-sealing fluid joint for use with a gastric band 0 2011
8,900,118 Dome and screw valves for remotely adjustable gastric banding systems 0 2013
9,050,165 Remotely adjustable gastric banding system 0 2013
9,295,573 Self-adjusting gastric band having various compliant components and/or a satiety booster 0 2013
9,192,501 Remotely powered remotely adjustable gastric band system 0 2013
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